Saturday 11 April 2015

Zip it!

For 6 months I have had the pattern for the Sew Together Bag by Sew Demented. The sewing of the four zippers into this bag had me feeling nervous. Surely my skills would not be up to the task. I am pleased to report that the instructions were very clear, and I am delighted with my bag.

I chose a British theme for my fabrics to celebrate the 4 1/2 years we spent in England as a family. 
If you wish to make this funky bag make sure you read the instructions carefully before beginning, and don't be afraid to unpick if you are unhappy with a seam. I guarantee you will feel very clever when you are done. If you want to impress your friends, make them one to suit their personality. 

The three internal zips enclose lined pockets and the longer outside zip stitches down on the sides to create handles. Really a clever design indeed. The bag is large enough to hold a myriad of sewing supplies, or craft materials. I used a directional fabric, and the instructions include details on how to do this. I also hand stitched down the final seam for the binding , just like I would do on a quilt.

The rainy Easter weekend provided an opportunity for me to sew a storage bag for my rotary cutters . I used my Handy Zip Top Pattern and made size adjustments. This is the outside

      This is the inside 

This bag is really handy for storing sharp tools , but it also a great size for storing templates too. 

Happy sewing, Miriamx

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